My Multiple level herniations and problems are listed in a nutshell in my signature. I am on long lasting narcotics and having great difficulty finding a surgeon who will operate on my neck first (because my spinal cord is compressed making my neck unstable). The surgeon I have seen is supposed to be the best in the Pacific NW at doing ADR with Prodisc-C. He will not operate on me until I am only taking 3 Vicodin a day. How the high heavens do you get down to that with everything that is going on pain wise in my neck and back, and throw in bad bad bad nerve pain in my left leg and fingers that go numb and shooting pains down my arm. I am running on no sleep (<2 hours a nite most nights) because of the pain. I have a proverbial pharmacuetical company in my cupboard.
I don't know how to find a surgeon in WA who will do the operation while I am on the long lasting narcotics, and no just stopping taking them is not going to work. On my profile page I listed all of the issues going on in more detail if that would help anyone give me advise. Even my pain management doctor does not reccomned taking me off them. Any help anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.